Showcased projects

We support the development of +100 projects, with more grants being awarded in 2017-2018?

  • Made in Afrika (2016)

    Made in Afrika: on-the-ground reporting on industrial development in Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Where do the investments land, what kind of jobs do they produce, what makes new industrial development succeed or fail?

  • Beyond the Paradise (2015)

    Beyond the Paradise is a newsgame that explains the effects of mass tourism in three tropical paradises (Thailand, Zanzibar, Dominican Republic)

  • Poisoned Lives (2016)

    This project explores the unknown lead poisoning caused by car battery recycling plants in African communities.

  • Agritools – Crowdsourcing Stories on ICT for Agriculture in Africa (2016)

    The project will crowdsource and map African ICT for agriculture initiatives.

  • The African Energy Project (2016)

    The African Energy Project explores issues of energy inefficiency in West Africa and homegrown innovations in alternative energy that could set an example for the rest of the planet.

  • Reserved! (2015)

    Reserved! explores the interactions between nature conservation and indigenous peoples, shedding a new light on the impacts conservation projects have on local communities.

  • Lungs of the Earth (2016)

    Lungs of the Earth is a data-driven, immersive and constructive story on forests, deforestation and reforestation around the world.

  • Journeying the Nile (2015)

    Journeying the Nile, this project will investigate dramatically increasing pressures on North Africa's environment ​

  • Refugee Economics (2015)

    This project will shed light on refugees living in protracted situations and the positive contribution they bring to local host communities in Uganda and Kenya.

  • Rapid Diagnostic Tests: Measuring a Breakthrough (2016)

    This project is about the numbers and stories behind rapid diagnostic tests: how much money, time and lives do they save?

  • Medicamentalia II - Vaccines (2016)

    Medicamentalia II focuses on the analysis of development, marketing and delivery of vaccines to explain differences in access to health.

  • After Ebola (2016)

    After Ebola connects with citizen reporters to build a comprehensive picture of the aftermath of the virus. Their stories give a window on to how fragile communities are coping with - and beginning to recover from - a brutal epidemic.

  • Wells of Tears – The Bangladesh Arsenic Project (2015)

    Wells of Tears will tell the story of the mass arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh and explore solutions to this problem.

  • Slum No More (2015)

    Slum No More describes the clash between local authorities wishing to upgrade an overcrowded slum into a modern neighborhood and the slum dwellers' hope for affordable housing

  • SEEDcontrol (2015)

    This project will collect data on the corporations that control the global seed market and the impact that they have on farmers and seed producers.

  • Ug99 – Rust Never Sleeps (2015)

    In a series of short videos, 'Rust Never Sleeps' tells the story of how a tiny fungus came to threaten to destroy one of the most important crops in the world, and how we may or may not be able to stop it.

  • Can Quinoa Feed the World? (2016)

    This story asks how quinoa, a seed cultivated for thousands years in the andean region, started to conquer the world 10 years ago and how this impacts andean growers and world security.

  • Sex Symbols (2015)

    Unequal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is one of the major signs of gender inequality around the world. However, even in discrimination conditions, women have led change.

  • Invisible Killer (2015)

    Invisible Killer is an interactive web documentary that tackles the issue of Tuberculosis and MultiDrugResistant TB, the second greatest killer worldwide and the leading cause of death in South Africa.

  • Tales of the Missing Millions (2015)

    This scrollytelling project looks into fraud and corruption at major development institutions, such as the World Bank, and at the monitoring solutions emerging at the international and local level.

  • Can Tourism ‘Save’ Haiti? (2015)

    Five years after the earthquake, the Martelly-administration is set to make Haiti the Next Big Thing in Caribbean tourism. Can this be the path to sustainable development and finally ‘save’ Haiti?

  • Mothers and Children First (2015)

    An immersive conceptual map (text, pictures, video and graphics) addresses the ups and downs of the Bolivian intercultural healthcare system and its ability to tackle the maternal mortality rate.

  • Investment Arbitration and Development (2015)

    This project sheds light on the intransparent world of investment protection, by displaying all known investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases in a map and showing what some of these cases mean for developing countries.

  • 3D Wastepickers (2015)

    Waste pickers in Haiti and India sell their collected garbage to private companies who recycle it to filament for 3D printers, thus improving salaries and living conditions for waste pickers.

  • Fighting Polio (2015)

    The polio eradication campaign is the largest medical campaign worldwide. Why did it fail to achieve eradication on the intended date and what are its strengths and weaknesses?

  • A World Without Chocolate? (2015)

    A world without chocolate is a silent menace for those who depend on their crop and those obsessed with this fruit. New technologies make their way into this field, but will they grant a sustainable future for consumers?

  • UNCUT (2015)

    UNCUT is a web-documentary on female genital mutilations (FGM), with a data journalism survey through Africa and Europe. It narrates stories of women in Kenya, Somaliland, Ethiopia, where FGM has been fought hard—and successfully.

  • Africa Goes Green (2015)

    This project will show how innovation and creativity are key to the rise of renewable energies in Africa thanks to new ways of financing that do not depend exclusively on philanthropy.

  • FOOD4 (2015)

    Food4 aims to produce seven stories, a geographic atlas in Italian and English and 2 exhibitions to explore the topic of Food Security and related development projects, in the year of the EXPO2015.